Short Quotes about Freedom and Liberty

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. ― Kahlil Gibran

Short Quotes and Sayings On Freedom

Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.

― Epictetus

Freedom lies in being bold.

― Robert Frost

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.

― Herbert Hoover

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.

― Charlotte Bronte

For everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labour in freedom.

Albert Einstein

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

― William Faulkner

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

Nelson Mandela

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.

― Bob Marley

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

― Aung San Suu Kyi

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

― Mahatma Gandhi

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

― Virginia Woolf

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

― Nelson Mandela

No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free.

― Buddha

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

― Albert Camus

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.


When I discover who I am, I'll be free.

― Ralph Ellison

What do you suppose will satisfy the Soul, except to walk free, and own no superior?

― Walt Whitman

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Jean-Paul Sartre

As soon as we left the ground, I knew I myself had to fly.

― Amelia Earhart

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.

― Abraham Lincoln

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.

― Nelson Mandela

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our responsibility as citizens is to address the inequalities and injustices that linger, and we must secure our birthright freedoms for all people.

Barack Obama

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

― Aristotle

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

― Bob Dylan

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

― Noam Chomsky

True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.

― Mortimer J. Adler

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.

― Brigham Young

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.

― Daniel J. Boorstin

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.

― Pope John Paul II

To be true to one's own freedom is, in essence, to honor and respect the freedom of all others.

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.

― Milton Friedman

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.

― Anna Julia Cooper

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.

― Rollo May

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

― George Orwell

If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.

― Malcolm X

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.

― Bertrand Russell

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.

― Benjamin Franklin

Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.

― Coretta Scott King

Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.

― Jean-Paul Sartre

If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.

― Leo Buscaglia

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.

― Carrie Jones

Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness.

― G. I. Gurdjieff

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!

― Marcus Garvey

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

Robert A. Heinlein

The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!

― Albert Einstein

Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent.

― Mike Tyson

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

― Elbert Hubbard

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.

― Pericles

Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who is brave is free.

― Seneca

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

― Voltaire

The greatest humanistic and historical task of the oppressed: to liberate themselves.

― Paulo Freire

Freedom is obedience to self-formulated rules.

― Aristotle

Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Short Quotes and Sayings On Liberty

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

― Thomas Jefferson

The advancement of science and the diffusion of information is the best aliment to true liberty.

― James Madison

I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.

― B. R. Ambedkar

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.

― Benjamin Franklin

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

― Barry Goldwater

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

― Edward Everett

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

― James Madison

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

― John Milton

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

― Henry David Thoreau

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.

― Frances Wright

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

― Benjamin Franklin

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.

― Marquis de Lafayette

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

― George Washington

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.

― Vladimir Lenin

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

― Kahlil Gibran

Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.

― Ho Chi Minh

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

― George Orwell

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.

― Theodore Roosevelt

People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.

― Emma Goldman

Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.

― Sallust

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw

Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.

― William Lloyd Garrison

I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery.

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.

― John Adams

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.

― Wendell Phillips

Liberty is worth paying for.

― Jules Verne

The more liberty you give away the more you will have.

― Robert Green Ingersoll

The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress.

― Ernest Renan

Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.

― Edmund Burke

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.

― Thomas Jefferson

Liberty and equality are captivating sounds, but they often captivate to destroy.

― John Tyler

The truth is that men are tired of liberty.

― Benito Mussolini

When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.

― Will Durant

United States: the country where liberty is a statue.

― Nicanor Parra

Most people want security in this world, not liberty.

― H. L. Mencken

There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.

― Margaret Thatcher

It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.

― David Hume

I value liberty above all else. Without liberty, no other value can be realized.

― Graeme Rodaughan

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.

― Sigmund Freud

Labor in the white skin can never free itself as long as labor in the black skin is branded.

― Karl Marx

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.


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